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07.01.09 Will Sherman

An out of control NYPD cop was responding to an emergency but created another crisis on the LES yesterday. Witnesses say the cop was speeding without any lights or sirens when it crashed into an oncoming vehicle and passersby on the sidewalk at Avenue D and East 6th Street. Among the five pedestrians and other […]

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06.30.09 Will Sherman

Gothamist talks with Chrissie Brodigan, the woman who was arrested earlier today for taking her sick dog out of it’s carrier on the L train. In addition to misogynistic comments, she says her arresting officer Joel Witriol “punched me in the back (there are bruises), he handcuffed me, and in the scuffle grabbed my breasts […]

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Will Sherman

The driver of a speeding NYPD car lost control on Avenue D and 6th Street this afternoon in the Lower East Side. The police car reportedly collided with an oncoming car before jumping the sidewalk and crashing into at least five, possibly eight, pedestrians including a baby. According to the EMS, “five of the injuries […]

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Will Sherman

NYPD officers arrested an L train rider over “a 15lb pug that [she] took out of his tote bag for throwing up and overheating, ” but not before threatening to put the dog down and telling the owner, “If you’re going to act like a woman I’m going to treat you like a woman.” |Free […]

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Will Sherman

Yesterday, an MTA employee and transit buff who was arrested for taking photos in a Bronx subway station filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city for his wrongful arrest. In February, 31-year-old Robert Taylor was arrested and held for three hours for the nonexistent crime of taking photos in a Bronx subway station. Since […]

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06.26.09 Will Sherman

At least 128 inexperienced rookie cops will be hitting the street under a deal brokered by Senator Chuck Schumer to reconstitute the dwindling NYPD force with federal funding. Previous rules only allowed hiring anti-terrorism officers with federal money but Commissioner Ray Kelly pushed for using the indefinite millions to hire new recruits and promoting experienced […]

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06.24.09 Will Sherman

A weapons buy and bust went especially bad yesterday when a Queens narcotics cop had his gun stolen by the arms dealer he was supposed to be busting. Worse, the dealer made his getaway with the undercover cop’s car. At least he didn’t keep driving around the block taunting the cop with his middle finger […]

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06.19.09 Will Sherman

Following the friendly fire killing of a black off-duty police officer by a white cop, the NYPD has hired an academic psychologist to reduce racial bias in department training and practice. Joshua Correll from the University of Chicago will help “new methods to further reduce the potential influence of racial bias” in the NYPD’s minority […]

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06.18.09 Will Sherman

As temperatures rise through the summer, so do tempers, typically leading to the highest murder rates of the year. The Times maps out six years of homicides and determines that “September Saturdays around 10 p.m. were the most likely moments to produce a murder.” But that’s months from now, so no need to worry about […]

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06.10.09 Will Sherman

After waving a gun at a woman during a Bronx road rage incident, an off duty Harlem cop was arrested and charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapno. The officer, Michael Gallo of the 28th Precinct, has also been suspended from the department for 30 days. |NYP| […]

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